Royal Media Services Director, Radio and Technical Services Fred Afune was forced to apologize after making his final tribute to the late media personality Catherine Kasavuli.
Speaking during the burial ceremony of the late legendary journalist, on January 14 at her rural home in Zululu village, Vihiga County, Afune publicly apologized after revealing how he had fun with the late TV queen.
He humorously directed the message to Kasavuli’s mother explaining that it as part of their dark past.
“A lot of things have been said here about Catherine and they are all true. She was motherly and she used to give us advice. I don’t know if mum you know this.
Catherine and I used to hide and smoke behind the chairman’s offices. We used to fear we would burn the chairman’s offices if we smoked from there,” he announced.
What was meant to be a humourous moment amidst sorrow however turned out to be a disappointment as the congregation was not amused by his message.
Afune was disrupted by angry mourners who stated that they were not happy with his dry joke.
The master of ceremony, Sande Bush, popularly known as Dr Ofweneke tried to let the joke fade but this did not go well until Afune issued an apology.
“They don’t like the joke, I’m sorry,” he noted.
In addition, the RMS ICT and radio boss shared how the late Kasavuli had a great impact over his life.
He expounded on how they together made Vuuka FM a success.